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david173



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PostSubject: Rest Vs Aber   Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:35 pm

Hi,

I tried searching through previous posts as i'm sure this has been covered before but had no luck!

Me and my mate have been Kiting at Rest bay for a while and were thinking of trying Aber for a change. Obviously it faces slightly different directions so need to watch wind direction but besides that is there much difference in the conditions?

Thinking of heading to Aber tomorrow as due to be large waves at rest and looking for more flat water will there be much difference? I know at rest you have to watch the tide and rocks how does Aber compare?

Hope some one can help!

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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:27 pm

to be honest David, regarding wave height, not much difference if your a kite surfer. swell forecast for aber tmrw 5 - 8 ft @ 9 seconds. swell forecast for rest bay 6 - 9 ft @ 9 seconds [midday]. so pretty messy. so flat water you will not find at aber !!

as for tide times, not so critical at aber, obviously low tide is better as more room, head to north end of beach to kite surf though & keep clear of the rocks in front of the buildings !!!. oh and remember there are high tides at the moment, but even so, think you will be ok as long as you stick to north end of the beach.


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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:43 am

Der,

Thats great cheers.

Thanks for your help!

David
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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:42 am

Aber is flatter at the northern end, and plenty of space. For really flat (and clean) water head to Llanelli on westerley wind, 2-3 hours either side of high tide, setup and walk out on low water as there.s no beach at high tide.
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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:46 am

Ok cheers for the advice!
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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:43 am

It's also worth mentioning that we often see people chase the flat water when learning only to be ever able to kite on flat water. If you master the surf/chop you will be able to kite anywhere....we all did this inc. me.
It's hard at first but oh so worth it in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Rest Vs Aber   Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:54 am

I can vouch for that. I was getting battered about for sesson after session, but then it clicked and now I think waves are great fun and you can do so much with them, on them and over them..
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